Help your colleagues by showing off your knowledge and experience within our diverse network of in-house counsel across Canada. 


An ESG Roadmap for In-House Counsel

  • August 04, 2020
  • Andrew McLaughlin

One emerging area with great potential for in-house counsel is in the development and implementation of an environmental-social-governance (ESG) framework to drive sustainability efforts within their organizations. Not only is this a good fit for our ever-expanding role given our skills and functions, but it also provides a refreshing opportunity for us to make a deep and lasting impact in our organizations.

Team Allyship: Collaboration that Includes the Whole Group

  • August 04, 2020
  • Barbara De Dios

Unconscious bias had suddenly manifested itself in my professional life. Without even introducing myself, how had my appearance conveyed that my role was merely that of a messenger and coffee fetcher? How did I transition from the role of a lawyer-to-be to a state of defensiveness in a span of seconds? And more importantly for female, racialized lawyers like myself, would defensiveness and self-justification be an inherent part of my job?

In-House Counsel Have a Role to Play in Fighting Climate Change

  • July 21, 2020
  • Amee Sandhu, CCEP-I

Put simply, directors must inform themselves of the risk that climate change poses to the organization and how that risk is being managed by the management team. In-house counsel will be impacted due to their usual active role in the strategic risk management and risk mitigation at the enterprise level.

COVID-19: A Threat to Diversity Progress

  • July 17, 2020
  • Argiro Kotsalis

What happens to grounds gained for diversity when an organization faces downsizing due to COVID-19? If the priorities baked into the collective bargaining agreement are not aligned with the organizational values supporting diversity, it puts that progress at risk.

Be the Driver of Real Change in Equality

  • July 15, 2020
  • Vivene Salmon

A million thoughts swirl in my mind. So much has changed in a mere four months, since the coronavirus began sweeping across the world, upending the stability and excitement of daily life while devastating the global economy. It seems the whole world is on stand-by and the future is uncertain.

Come Join Us “In the House with In-House”

  • May 07, 2020
  • Lynne Yryku

The CCCA’s new webinar series, "In the House with In-House," explores the key issues you are facing and how your colleagues are overcoming them. These short webinars share the real-life experiences of in-house counsel in various industries and sectors as they talk about the challenges created by the pandemic and look to the post-pandemic world.

Cold Networking and Comfort Zones: Lessons for Professional Development

  • March 29, 2020
  • Barbara De Dios

Several months ago, I attended a networking event by myself for the first time. I decided it was time to make more connections in my legal community even if the circumstances were outside of my comfort zone. Following that evening, I continued on this path, reaching out through cold messages to in-house counsel throughout my city—and have grown in ways I never would have otherwise been able.

How to Win People Over

  • March 07, 2020
  • Tisha Parker Kemp, MEd, CTPD, CPM

How you present yourself matters. As professionals, we pride ourselves on our legal and industry knowledge and our business acumen. However, conveying this expertise to communicate complex ideas, move items forward and influence strategic decisions can be challenging. Whether our audience is one or many, a growth mindset, a confident (and self-aware) approach and positive body language are paramount to success.